Food Additives In Non-Organic Meat
Food additives are commonly found in non-organic meats. These include preservatives, flavourings and colourings. They help to keep the meat fresh, add flavour and enhance appearance. But many of the additives in meat can be harmful to our health such as antibiotics and hormones. Hormones found in non-organic meat can potentially lead to cancer, thyroid issues and diabetes. Antibiotics found in meat can also cause imbalance to the healthy bacteria in the gut, which can harm your digestion, skin and immune system. When farming organic produce, animals are fed pesticide free food, meaning less toxins are transferred to the meat of the animal.
There have been many studies which show pesticides can have adverse health effects including reduced vision and mood swings. Consuming pesticides can also affect children’s development, with increased risk of motor dysfunction. Additives can also affect those with allergies and can trigger cases of asthma and eczema. Some studies have also shown that organic meat contains more nutrients. Organic meat contains around 50% more omega 3 fatty acids and less saturated fat than non-organic meat. Increased levels of iron, vitamin E, antioxidants and carotenoids have also been found in organic meat.
With our organic meat, you can rely on a quality piece of meat, that doesn’t include any pesticides or food additives. All of our produce is farmed organically here at Graig Farm, meaning you receive 100% organic chicken, pork, lamb and beef when you purchase from our store. Our grass fed, free to roam animals are able to graze on lush pastures, clovers and herbs, resulting in a more flavourful piece of meat full of taste and free from synthetic pesticides, growth promoting drugs and antibiotics. Our organic meat is fully traceable and is produced with high standards at all times, so you can be sure that you receive the best quality organic meat when purchasing from Graig Farm.
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